清楚

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Chinese[edit]

 
clear; distinct; complete
clear; distinct; complete; pure
 
distinct; clear; orderly
distinct; clear; orderly; pain; suffering; ancient place name; surname
simp. and trad.
(清楚)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

清楚

  1. clear; lucid
  2. clear (about a matter); unambiguous
  3. plain; distinct; obvious
  4. (obsolete or Min Dong) tidy; neat; refined

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used often in a figurative sense (ex. to be clear on a matter), rather than in a literal sense. For the literal clear (ex. clear water), see 清澈 (qīngchè).

Synonyms[edit]

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Antonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

清楚

  1. clearly
    清楚 / 清楚  ―  tīng bù qīngchǔ  ―  unable to hear clearly
    學習漢語發音一定清楚調類 [Taiwanese Mandarin, trad.]
    学习汉语发音一定清楚调类 [Taiwanese Mandarin, simp.]
    Xuéxí hànyǔ fāyīn yīdìng yào fēn qīngchǔ diàolèi. [Pinyin]
    It is essential to distinguish different tones when studying Chinese.
    既然你們已經清楚尊敬你們意願 [MSC, trad.]
    既然你们已经清楚尊敬你们意愿 [MSC, simp.]
    Jìrán nǐmen dōu yǐjīng xiǎng qīngchu le, nà wǒ zūnjìng nǐmen de yìyuàn. [Pinyin]
    Considering you have all thought it through, I will respect your wishes.
    了解全面講述清楚 [MSC, trad.]
    了解全面讲述清楚 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ liǎojiě de hěn quánmiàn, jiǎngshù de yě hěn qīngchǔ. [Pinyin]
    You have a comprehensive understanding and can explain it clearly.
  2. until a matter is clear (making sense, unambiguous, etc.)
    清楚 / 清楚  ―  shuōqīngchǔ  ―  to make something clear

Verb[edit]

清楚

  1. to understand; to know; to comprehend
    一個什麼樣清楚 [MSC, trad.]
    一个什么样清楚 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ shì yīge shénmeyàng de rén, wǒ bǐ shéi dōu qīngchu. [Pinyin]
    I know better than anyone else what kind of person you are.
    道理應該清楚 [MSC, trad.]
    道理应该清楚 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè jù huà de dàolǐ nǐ yīnggāi qīngchǔ. [Pinyin]
    You should understand the principle contained in this sentence.

Synonyms[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (清楚):
  • Japanese: (せい)() (seiso)
  • Korean: 청초하다 (清楚, cheongchohada)

Further reading[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 4

Jinmeiyō
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
淸楚 (kyūjitai)

Adjectival noun[edit]

(せい)() (seiso-na (adnominal (せい)() (seiso na), adverbial (せい)() (seiso ni))

  1. neat and clean
  2. tidy; trim

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

(せい)() (seiso

  1. neatness and cleanliness
  2. tidiness

References[edit]

  • 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.